Nourishing Spaces Project Partner Visit

Dr. Gareth Hysom of African Centre for Cities, University of Cape Town, visited the Department of Geography and Environmental Studies on 9th and 10th April 2019. Gareth is part of the Nourishing Spaces Project team. He met the Nairobi Case Study research team led by Prof. Samuel Owuor and Dr. Teresa Mbatia. The meeting was also attended by Mr. Paul Opiyo, representing another partner – Kisumu Local Interaction Platform. They were welcomed to the Department by the Chair, Dr. Boniface Wambua. The Nourishing Spaces Project aims to analyse urban food systems governance for purposes of unravelling the relationships between consumption and non-communicable diseases (NCDS), in order to present policy and governance approaches to prevent NCDs. The project is taking place in six cities in Africa: Nairobi and Kisumu (Kenya); Cape Town and Kimberley (South Africa); and Windhoek and Oshakati (Namibia).